Kie vs Vie - What's the difference?
As a noun kie
is (uk|dialect|obsolete) kine; cows.
As a verb vie is
to rival; to struggle for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To rival; to struggle for superiority; to contend; to compete eagerly so as to gain something.
- Her suitors were all vying for her attention.
(archaic) To rival (something), etc.
* 1608 , William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra [http://www.rhymezone.com/r/gwic.cgi?Path=shakespeare/tragedies/antonyandcleopatra/v_ii//&Word=to+vie+strange+forms+with+fancy;+yet,+to+imagine#w]
- In a trading nation, the younger sons may be placed in such a way of life as to vie with the best of their family.
To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
- But, if there be, or ever were, one such, / It's past the size of dreaming: nature wants stuff / To vie strange forms with fancy; yet, to imagine / An Antony, were nature's piece 'gainst fancy, / Condemning shadows quite.
- She hung about my neck; and kiss on kiss / She vied so fast.
- Nor was he set over us to vie wisdom with his Parliament, but to be guided by them.
To stake; to wager.
- And vying malice with my gentleness, / Pick quarrels with their only happiness.
To stake a sum of money upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See revie.
- (Ben Jonson)